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Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares)

  • Prize money: £19831.93
  • 1m 4f 42y
  • 18 runners
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Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes (Listed Race) (Fillies & Mares)

Runners: 18 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

1st
1 (10)
Yaxeni

7/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.80
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 1-4122 BF

Last run: 70 days

W: 9st 12lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Last season's Naas November Handicap winner and better again this term with 1m6f Listed win at Gowran, battling second in Group 3 Munster Oaks and most recently again went down fighting when clear second in Listed Lenebane Stakes at Roscommon in testing conditions; in the form of her life and further rain will help her cause.

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No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

3

(2)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 3f 180y

14:57 Naas

Yaxeni

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

led

3/1

1st

1

(9)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 190y

15:30 Naas

Yaxeni

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

made all, shaken up and clear 2f out, ridden from over 1f out, much reduced lead but kept on well final 110yds

3/1

15th

8

(13)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

Yaxeni

9st 10lb

J: Colin Keane

T: G M Lyons

soon led, headed but raced in second after 2f, pushed along to lead 3f out, ridden and headed under 2f out, weakened from over 1f out

10/1

2nd
2 (4)
Azallya

11/2

  • Place: £2.00

Form: 6312-6 D

Last run: 108 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 4yo who showed much improved form on soft/heavy last autumn, winning Cork maiden and clear second in Naas Listed over today's trip; ground too quick on sole start this campaign back in May but no surprise if she returned from summer break and played a role here with forecasted rain sure to suit.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

5

(1)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Azallya

9st 6lb

J: Donagh O’Connor

T: D K Weld

in touch with leaders, nudged along when short of room and lost ground over 3f out, ridden and ran on from over 1f out, not reach leaders

16/1

25th

17

(23)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

Azallya

9st 3lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

midfield, pushed along 4f out, weakened under 3f out

20/1

2nd

2

(4)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Azallya

9st 9lb

J: Chris Hayes

T: D K Weld

held up in behind leaders, pushed along under 3f out, headway on inner home turn, ridden and went fourth 1f out, kept on well and went second final strides, no match for winner

11/2

16/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 427211 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Progressive handicapper, coming here on the back of wins at Salisbury and Leicester on better ground; audacious bid for some black type but looks very much up against it.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

6

(4)

12th Sep 2023

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:25 Galway

Thanks Monica

9st 9lb

J: Gary Carroll

T: Ralph Beckett

took keen hold

8/1

5th

9

(11)

25th Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 5y

Class 1

16:45 Pontefract

Thanks Monica

9st 2lb

J: Hector Crouch

T: Ralph Beckett

Big improvement last term brought two handicap wins in August by wide margins and she was third of 15 in a 1m4f Listed race at Galway in September; respectable, front-running fourth of nine in Listed race at Goodwood on reappearance, when the winner Luisa Casati beat her by just over 5l; will fare bit better if back to peak form but probably needs a career best to win.

8/1

Form: 50-340 D

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 99

Form & Verdict

Very useful on her day, winning Gowran Listed last year and third behind Yaxeni and Pita Pinta in same contest this year; subsequent York run was okay but never landed a blow on quicker ground at Leopardstown on latest; tongue tie now tried and return to easier ground will suit.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

7

(10)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Mighty Blue

9st 6lb

J: Declan McDonogh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear, rapid headway against far rail and prominent over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden disputing third inside final furlong, no extra towards finish

12/1

8th

15

(5)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

Mighty Blue

9st 5lb

J: Jake Coen

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, pushed along over 3f out, headway when hampered over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, not reach leaders

28/1

4th

7

(2)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Mighty Blue

9st 9lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, went fourth inside final furlong, not reach leaders

8/1

Form: 339-10 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

C&D winner at last year's festival before finishing third in this event; reappeared in good form to win at Bellewstown in June but never landed a blow back here at the festival; ground versatile so won't mind rain but will do well to make the frame.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

26th

23

(25)

25th Sep 2022

Yielding

2m 0f 124y

16:15 Curragh

Merroir

9st 0lb

J: Gary Halpin

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, hampered after 3f, pushed along 4f out, towards rear and no impression under 3f out

33/1

5th

6

(8)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Merroir

9st 9lb

J: Shane Crosse

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, pushed along home turn, switched right towards far side and still plenty to do 1f out, ran on well final 110yds, nearest finish

12/1

10th

2

(20)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 4f 0y

18:35 Galway

Merroir

10st 0lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, ridden and some headway over 2f out, no impression over 1f out

7/1

Form: 3155

Last run: 25 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 93

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced filly having her third attempt at black type since her Navan maiden win (1m2f); faded quite tamely over this trip in Munster Oaks last time so stamina concerns persist.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

9th

4

(7)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Grecian Slipper

9st 7lb

J: Scott McCullagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield

20/1

2nd

2

(9)

24th Aug 2023

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 40y

19:10 Killarney

Grecian Slipper

9st 7lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

midfield, good headway and prominent 2f out, went fourth over 1f out, ran on well and went second towards finish, no match for winner

7/1

3rd

1

(9)

18th Jul 2023

Yielding

1m 3f 35y

19:20 Killarney

Grecian Slipper

10st 3lb

J: Dylan Browne McMonagle

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

dwelt start, soon in touch with leaders

4/1

40/1

Form: 332566

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 85

Form & Verdict

Useful handicapper although just fair C&D effort two starts back; looks out of her depth here.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

18

(15)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

2m 0f 25y

15:27 Naas

Willesee

8st 7lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Mrs John Harrington

Struggling this year and can't see her getting this trip so easily opposed; 3lb out of handicap.

28/1

6th

13

(2)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 190y

15:30 Naas

Willesee

9st 2lb

J: Nathan Crosse

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, pushed along under 3f out, ridden disputing second over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out

14/1

7th

18

(5)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Willesee

9st 1lb

J: Tom Madden

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent on inner, ridden home turn, weakened gradually final furlong

40/1

13/2

Form: 14-422

Last run: 76 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 97

Form & Verdict

Career-best when second to an all-the-way winner in Naas Oaks Trial over 1m2f back in June (good), staying on well; back from a break with decent chance of staying this longer trip and could improve for it.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

13

(1)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Alizarine

8st 13lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

midfield, pushed along on inner over 2f out, lost position when bit short of room and switched right over 1f out, eased towards finish, made no impression

6/1

8th

11

(16)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Alizarine

9st 1lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

prominent, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong

13/2

2nd

2

(9)

22nd Jun 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

19:10 Naas

Alizarine

9st 2lb

J: Shane Foley

T: Mrs John Harrington

Fair fourth in Curragh Listed contest after Punchestown maiden win last term; did well against a short-priced favourite in a a three-runner contest at Killarney just over five weeks ago.

10/1

9/2

Form: -75289 CD

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 101

Form & Verdict

Nicely progressive in handicaps last autumn, including C&D win in October on heavy; yet to score this campaign but Gowran Listed second to Yaxeni represents a career-best; well below that level in Group 3 at Leopardstown on quicker ground latest; sure to relish changed ground conditions and should be in the shakeup.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

8

(2)

23rd Oct 2022

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:45 Curragh

Pita Pinta

9st 6lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: J A Stack

midfield, ridden and in touch with leaders over 2f out, no impression over 1f out

10/1

4th

1

(7)

22nd Sep 2022

Soft

1m 4f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Pita Pinta

10st 1lb

J: Danny Gilligan

T: J A Stack

in rear, ridden over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on and went fourth final 110yds, never near to challenge

14/1

9th

9

(14)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Pita Pinta

9st 9lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: J A Stack

midfield, pushed along and brief headway on outer 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression

9/2

33/1

Form: 800806

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

Won a Leopardstown maiden in April but well exposed in better company since and has it all to do here; first try at this trip.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

15

(11)

20th Sep 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

16:20 Listowel

Lullaby

8st 13lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

dwelt start, pushed along briefly, soon in touch with leaders on outer, disputed lead after 2f, headed when pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened gradually from under 2f out, eased towards finish

14/1

10th

14

(11)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Lullaby

9st 1lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

held up in behind leaders, pushed along over 2f out, no impression over 1f out

33/1

6th

4

(4)

27th Aug 2022

Good

1m 1f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Lullaby

9st 0lb

J: Wayne Lordan

T: A P O’Brien

dwelt start, soon led, ridden 2f out, soon headed and weakened

16/1

50/1

Form: -70584 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 87

Form & Verdict

Belatedly got her head in front in a Tipperary maiden last year but hasn't managed to add to her tally and well held (behind several of these) when last tried in Listed company; hard to fancy.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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11th

13

(10)

3rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 2f 0y

Class 3

14:00 Newmarket

Tashi

8st 13lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: Tom Ward

slowly away, in rear, soon headway into midfield, weakened over 2f out

33/1

8th

1

(8)

22nd Sep 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 4

16:45 Newbury

Tashi

9st 11lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: Tom Ward

Ex-Irish and sole win (26 races) was a 2021 maiden; placed in two (both 1m4f on soft) of five runs for new yard but the others were poor.

16/1

6th

2

1st Sep 2023

Good To Firm

1m 6f 44y

Class 4

19:43 Salisbury

Tashi

10st 2lb

J: Charles Bishop

T: Tom Ward

Ex-Irish; encouraging third on stable debut (1m4f, soft) and it was under those conditions when second (no threat to winner) at Newmarket last month; has the form to feature if it all comes together.

7/1

33/1

Form: 371238 D

Last run: 26 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Useful handicapper but best form is on better ground; plenty on at the weights.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

11th

9

(4)

6th Nov 2022

Heavy

1m 2f 0y

15:57 Naas

Nectarine

9st 9lb

J: Killian Brophy

T: J S Bolger

dwelt start, in rear early, rapid headway on inner and prominent after 3f, soon led, headed under 3f out, soon weakened

33/1

8

(1)

16th Oct 2022

Yielding To Soft

1m 3f 190y

15:30 Naas

Nectarine

9st 2lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

Shot up the handicap after winning a Fairyhouse handicap in June and has run well at times since; however, was a long way behind Yaxeni at Galway last time and work to do; due to run in the 6.00 at Dundalk Friday.

22/1

10th

7

(11)

14th Oct 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

18:00 Dundalk (AW)

Nectarine

9st 4lb

J: Kevin Manning

T: J S Bolger

midfield, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out

16/1

50/1

Form: 70-683 D

Last run: 39 days

W: 9st 9lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Admirable staying mare but well held in this race last year and has loads to find on ratings.

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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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13th

4

(1)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Dinard Rose

9st 9lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Nina Walsh

always towards rear, pushed along early, became detached 3f out, eased inside final furlong

50/1

3rd

7

(5)

29th Jul 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 6f 14y

20:10 Galway

Dinard Rose

9st 4lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Nina Walsh

soon led, joined from under 4f out, led narrowly but going okay when faced challenge over 2f out, soon pushed along, ridden when headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, no match for first two

50/1

5th

14

(11)

18th Jun 2022

Good To Firm

2m 5f 143y

Class 2

18:10 Ascot

Dinard Rose

8st 13lb

J: Andrew Slattery

T: Nina Walsh

midfield, pushed along under 4f out, soon some headway, ridden over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: -11427 D

Last run: 19 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 94

Form & Verdict

Much improved handicapper this summer, although compromised her chances of staying 1m6f on latest when racing keenly; back to probably her ideal trip in search of black type here but career-best needed.

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6th

2

11th Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 0f 50y

14:25 Punchestown

Dame Rapide

11st 8lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: James M Barrett

soon led, clear 2nd

9/2

5th

5

7th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Fairyhouse

Dame Rapide

11st 10lb

J: Daniel King

T: James M Barrett

Rated 95 on the Flat, six wins, including three at Dundalk; landed the odds in a mares' maiden at Ballinrobe last month; more meaningful form represented by Down Royal second ahead of subsequent winner Goodie Two Shoes; opening mark looks fair, soft ground a concern.

9/4

66/1

Form: 065006

Last run: 12 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 75

Form & Verdict

Fair handicapper has been tried over various trips but looks out of her depth here.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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15th

8

(17)

6th Sep 2022

Yielding

1m 4f 42y

18:40 Galway

Miss Myers

9st 9lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: M C Grassick

prominent, pushed along and weakened quickly under 3f out, eased final furlong

66/1

6th

7

(14)

25th Aug 2022

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 42y

Class 3

18:15 Newcastle (AW)

Miss Myers

9st 1lb

J: Rossa Ryan

T: M C Grassick

towards rear, headway over 2f out, pushed along and short of room over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish

28/1

4

(4)

3rd Aug 2022

Good To Yielding

1m 2f 50y

18:30 Sligo

Miss Myers

9st 6lb

J: Gavin Ryan

T: M C Grassick

Beat Pachmena in this last year; has shown little since then, although a little bit of encouragement when tried in in blinkers at Galway, and now 7lb lower than a year ago.

14/1

Form: 1

Last run: 57 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR:

Form & Verdict

Fastnet Rock filly comes from the family of Derby winner Authorized; made a strong impression when recovering from slow start (reportedly hit in the face when the gate opened) to win on debut in a 1m3f maiden at Killarney in July; value of the form is questionable, but the manner of the win suggests she could have a lot more to offer; big jump in class here.

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6th

3

(11)

15th Oct 2023

Heavy

1m 3f 202y

15:25 Naas

Goodie Two Shoes

9st 7lb

J: N G McCullagh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

prominent, good headway and went third halfway

8/1

1st

3

1st Oct 2023

Yielding

2m 1f 0y

14:00 Killarney

Goodie Two Shoes

11st 6lb

J: Simon Torrens

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Decent Flat sort with three wins in that sphere; solid efforts in her two completed hurdle starts and holds Final Decision on latest Down Royal run; looks a leading player.

2/1

3rd

5

1st Sep 2023

Good

2m 0f 190y

17:00 Down Royal

Goodie Two Shoes

11st 5lb

J: Mark Walsh

T: Joseph Patrick O’Brien

Smart flat handicapper with three wins from only five starts, notably making all at Gowran last month; promising enough hurdles debut at Leopardstown last Christmas but took a heavy fall in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse afterwards, hopefully that hasn't affected her confidence; major player.

15/8

Form: -34181

Last run: 16 days

W: 9st 1lb

3 yo Filly

OR: 91

Form & Verdict

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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10th

8

(16)

30th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 0f 0y

20:00 Dundalk (AW)

Sierra Nevada

9st 5lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Charles O’Brien

always towards rear, ridden under 2f out, no impression over 1f out (vet reported the filly to be post race normal)

15/2

4th

4

(14)

16th Sep 2022

Standard

1m 2f 150y

20:30 Dundalk (AW)

Sierra Nevada

9st 6lb

J: Luke McAteer

T: Charles O’Brien

dwelt start, midfield, ridden and headway 2f out, went fourth inside final furlong, kept on, not reach leaders

14/1

11th

7

(11)

3rd Sep 2022

Good

1m 2f 0y

16:50 Navan

Sierra Nevada

9st 8lb

J: Cian MacRedmond

T: Charles O’Brien

towards rear of midfield, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

11/2

Terms and conditions

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Non-runners

Disco Boots, Goodie Two Shoes, Sierra Nevada

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Payout
Exacta €155.00
Straight Forecast €131.40
Trifecta €742.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Yaxeni

The Irish Sun:

Goodie Two Shoes

POSTDATA:

Grecian Slipper

TOPSPEED:

Azallya

RP Ratings (IRE):

Yaxeni